Lab members

Yaara Erez

Lab head

I was trained in Computer Science and Psychology (Tel-Aviv University, double-major B.Sc., Summa cum Laude) and worked as a software developer in the industry. I then moved back to university to pursue a PhD and a career in science. I did my PhD in systems neuroscience with Izhar Bar-Gad and Moshe Abeles at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University. After a short postdoctoral project with Galit Yovel at the School of Psychological Sciences at Tel-Aviv University, I moved to the UK to work with John Duncan at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge. I then established my research independent research programme at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge as a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow. I joined the Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan University in October 2021.

Shira Hacohen

Lab manager and researcher

I hold an MSc degree in Neuroscience from Bar-Ilan University. I am interested in the interconnections between high and low cognitive functions and the way those change across different individuals.


Oriya Shapira

Research assistant

I am on the third year of my BA in psychology and neuroscience,I think that synaptic plasticity and the brain’s ability of reconnectivity is magic.

Elli Eidlman

Master’s student

Elli is studying brain-behaviour relationship using virtual reality.

Hodaya Pinian

Master’s student

Hodaya is using artificial neural networks to understand how network architecture affects the way we process information.